Red Harvest

Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 1551999633
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The debut novel by a master of hard-boiled detective fiction. The nameless detective known only as the Continental Op is summoned to a small town for a meeting with a newspaper editor, but arrives to find him dead. Investigating the murder soon leads the Op into the middle of a tense gang conflict that threatens to explode into all-out war. The novel was adapted into the film Roadhouse Nights, and has been suggested as a source for Akira Kurosawa’s legendary film Yojimbo. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Continental Op

Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publisher: Orion Media
ISBN: 9780752856179
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The Battle of the Aleutians

Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781258519414
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In Honor And Memory Of The Men Of The North Pacific Theater Who Died So That A Continent Might Be Free.

The Big Book of the Continental Op

Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 9780525432951
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Now for the first time ever in one volume, all twenty-eight stories and two serialized novels starring the Continental Op--one of the greatest characters in storied history of detective fiction. Dashiell Hammett is the father of modern hard-boiled detective stories. His legendary works have been lauded for almost one hundred years by fans, and his novel The Maltese Falcon was adapted into a classic film starring Humphrey Bogart. One of Dashiell Hammett's most memorable characters, the Continental Op made his debut in Black Mask magazine on October 1, 1923, narrating the first of twenty-eight stories and two novels that would change forever the face of detective fiction. The Op is a tough, wry, unglamorous gumshoe who has inspired a following that is both global and enduring. He has been published in periodicals, paperback digests, and short story collections, but until now, he has never, in all his ninety-two years, had the whole of his exploits contained in one book. The book features all twenty-eight of the original standalone Continental Op stories, the original serialized versions of Red Harvest and The Dain Curse, and previously unpublished material. This anthology of Continental Op stories is the only complete, one-volume work of its kind.

The Giant Collection of the Continental Op

Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504051823
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Essential tales from the files of San Francisco’s hard-bitten, prototypical PI—penned by the undisputed “master of the detective novel” (The Boston Globe). Before Dashiell Hammett introduced such iconic sleuths as Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon or Nick and Nora Charles in The Thin Man, he put to work the most influential detective ever to scour America’s hard-boiled literary landscape. An operative of San Francisco’s Continental Detective Agency, the Continental Op was a world-weary, pragmatic, and inelegant company man—and though always nameless, he has remained as distinctive as a fingerprint. Informed by Hammett’s own work with the Pinkertons, the twenty-three stories collected here—originally published between 1923 and 1930—introduced a bracing, jaded, dry-witted realism to the genre. Written with “the precision of a diamond cutter,” they are seminal masterworks in the legacy of a genuine original (Newsweek).

The Glass Key

Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 155199965X
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Unlike most of Hammett’s works, the protagonist of The Glass Key isn’t a private detective; Ned Beaumont is a gambler, and the friend of a criminal boss. The action starts when he discovers the body of a senator’s son, and his friend wants him to help cover it up as a means of gaining the senator’s favour. This draws Beaumont into a brewing gang war, and he has to solve the mystery if he wants to get out alive. It has been adapted for film twice. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Complete Novels

Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN:
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The five novels that Hammett published between 1929 and 1934 are collected inone volume: "Red Harvest, The Dain Curse, The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key, "and "The Thin Man."

Arson Plus

Author: Samuel Dashiell Hammett
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635240236
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This Black Mask story introduces ''The Continental Op'', a character who would eventually appear in 28 stories and two novels.

The Dain Curse

Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 1551999641
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The nameless detective known only as the Continental Op is tasked with investigating the theft of diamonds from the Leggets, who have ties to the Dain family – a family that is said to be plagued by a terrible curse that leads those near them to gruesome deaths. The Op will have to solve the mysteries behind lies, murders, and even a cult if he’s going to get to the heart of the matter. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

The Maltese Falcon

Author: Dashiell Hammett
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471917681
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One of the greatest crime novels of the 20th century. Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down her sister, who has eloped with a louse called Floyd Thursby. But Miss Wonderley is in fact the beautiful and treacherous Brigid O'Shaughnessy, and when Spade's partner Miles Archer is shot while on Thursby's trail, Spade finds himself both hunter and hunted: can he track down the jewel-encrusted bird, a treasure worth killing for, before the Fat Man finds him?